At the bottom on the left is an alphabetical list of the pages in this web site, to help you navigate if you feel so inclined.
A guide to our family photo album covering 1994-2010, showing the principal themes, is here.
A year by year guide to our family time-line from 1994 through 2007 is here.
A photo journal beginning in 2008 is here.
The most recent pages of the album, copies of posts from my WordPress family blog, http://ianstock.wordpress.com/, are linked here:
http://www.zinzins.net/disneyland_weekend_2011.htm, http://www.zinzins.net/peace_train.htm, http://www.zinzins.net/manutd_v_barca.htm, http://www.zinzins.net/xmas_&_alex_birthday.htm.
Charles was born in 1995 in Malestroit (the nearest town to La Grée) at the end of our summer vacation that year in Brittany near Brocéliande. Our little world gelled around Charlie from his day one. He was such a kind little boy, and each of his brothers and sister doted on him unashamedly. The two were perhaps not unconnected!
On the left, here's the happy chap at one year old, in the bathtub in La Grée.
We moved into La Bellanderie, our second home, when he was about six months old, and here he is in the kitchen soon after.
Here he is below at Le Tahu in September 1995 getting a well-deserved bottle from his dad.
And here he is with his maman at a café in Brittany in September 1996.
The balloons were at Disneyland in Anaheim in 1998. Check out the hair!!
On the left, we find him giving his father instructions at Legoland, near Marlow in the UK, in December 1996. Sixteen months old, and he already knows how to get what he wants!
On the left again, on his playmat in La Bellanderie at the age of six months.
"This is fun!"
We moved to Santa Cruz before Charlie's second birthday. It's a requirement for children who live in Santa Cruz County to become obsessed with boards (but not the black ones!).
Charlie picked up the desire by osmosis (or should I say from Alban!?), and the photo below was taken soon after he started skateboarding upright around April 1999. He did not turn four until August of that year.
This was a good indicator of the way that he would evolve. Here is Charles growing older.
Below left, here he is at 18 months in the entryway at La Bellanderie. His maman really likes this one.
And finally, blow right, we have Mr. Cool in February 1998, age two and a half. Check out those shades!!
Listing of Pages in the Site
. . . with Alban